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Tests & Measures Collection


The Lockwood tests collection contains more than 2,000 "unpublished" tests and measures. It is made up of two components:

  • a series called Tests in Microfiche
  • a set of handbooks which contain full-length reproductions of assessment instruments

Although they are reproduced in books and on microfiche, these instruments are considered "unpublished" because they have not been published by a commercial test publisher. Since these instruments were not generally developed for profit or widespread distribution, they can be made available in libraries with minimum restriction on use. This makes them ideal for class assignments and short-term projects.

The Tests and Measures Collection is located in the rear of the Lockwood Library main Reference area.

NOTE: Published tests may be required for dissertations and other extensive research. These tests are not available in the library but may be purchased by qualified users directly from the publisher. Consult the Mental Measurements Yearbook Online (print version in Lockwood Library Reference LML Ref Z 5814 .P8 B932 ) for reviews, price, publisher addresses, reliability and validity data, and other information about published tests and measures.